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When “healthy” food is bad for your teeth

When “healthy” food is bad for your teeth 1

A recent study published in the British Dental Journal found that Olympic and professional athletes could be damaging their teeth by regular using sports drinks, energy bars and gels. Researchers from University College London surveyed 352 female and male athletes across 11 sports, including cycling, swimming, rugby, football, rowing, hockey, sailing and athletics. The…

Dental visits drop significantly in old age

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Visits to the dentist drop significantly after adults turn 80, finds a new study by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, published in the journal Research on Aging. Oral health is increasingly recognised as an essential part of healthy aging. It…

To share or not to share?

Tooth Brushes in a cup

In an emergency – weekend away, accident tumble into the toilet, apocalypse/world toothbrush shortage – would you miss a night’s brushing, or borrow your partner’s? "It's probably about 50/50," says Samantha Byrne, lecturer in oral biology at the University of Melbourne, in an article published on ABC Life. Australian Dental Association…

The importance of keeping your dental appointments

Writing in a diary

One of the biggest pressures our practice has to deal with on a daily basis is patients cancelling or rescheduling appointment at short notice. Our front office coordinators go to great lengths to remind patients of upcoming appointments to avoid having downtime in the appointment books. Lack of sufficient notice…

Dental trauma in children

Kids on a bouncy castle

Any parent of a young child will tell you that children are constantly on the move. Unfortunately, with this comes the risk of trauma to the developing teeth. A New Zealand study has found that the most common causes of dental trauma in very young children are falls. As children…


Head in hands

Stress can lead to a myriad of health issues, not least the condition of your mouth. For some, stress can lead skipping out on brushing or flossing altogether, while others develop habits of teeth-grinding. Dr. Bruce Ward, a dentist and spokesperson for the British Columbia Dental Association, says that when people…

Gum health and you

Freckled face

For a long time, the health of our mouths has been seen as separate to our general health. However, recent studies have proven that this is no longer the case. There has now been an association made between gum health and health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and pre-term…

Filling the Gap: dental care in Australia

Tooth paste on Brush

When Australians need to see a GP, Medicare picks up all or most of the bill. But when they need to see a dentist, Australians are on their own. A new report by Independent policy think tank The Grattan Institute has found that approximately 2 million Australians who required dental care in the…

Is Snoring Ruining Your Life?

snoring and sleep apnoea

Do you constantly feel fatigued or agitated? Does your partner constantly complain about your snoring? It could be that you are one of over a million Australians who suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea. What is sleep apnoea? Obstructive sleep apnoea is a breathing disorder which occurs while you are asleep.…

How To Choose A Dentist For Your Dental Implant Procedure

Simple steps to help you find the perfect practice and dentist to complete your dental implant procedure A dental implant procedure involves the placement of an artificial fixture into the jawbone to act as an anchor for a new tooth or crown. Dental implants are today's gold standard tooth replacement…

Can I Get A Dental Implant If I’m A Smoker?

dental Implant diagram

Numerous studies have pointed to a higher likelihood of dental implants failing in patients who are smokers.  Here at The Inner West Dental Implant Centre, we want you to know that whatever you do, we will respect your choice and support you.  Many of our patients who smoke can have…

Why Do I Suddenly Have More Cavities?

Have you recently started getting cavities despite having healthy teeth and gums most of your life? To help you understand why this might be happening, we’ve compiled a list of possible reasons for this sudden influx. Can stress cause cavities? Yes! It is widely known that stress expresses itself throughout…

Transform Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneer sizes

Rapidly transform your smile and improve the appearance of your teeth with porcelain veneers, just one of the cosmetic treatments available at The Dental Practice. Porcelain veneers offer an excellent alternative to prolonged orthodontic treatment, providing a cosmetic solution for cracked, chipped, broken or discoloured teeth. Made from strong and…

All I Want For Christmas Is Straight Teeth

Xmas Hat Smile girl

Have the flexibility of fully removable orthodontic treatment, with the virtually invisible Invisalign It’s the time of year where there is great food to be eaten and plenty of family photos to be taken; nobody wants to be held back by restrictive and highly visible braces. Invisalign could be the…

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

cost of dental implants

The cost of dental implants depends significantly on the type of treatment involved as there are many options for replacing missing teeth. When patients lose a tooth normally the first thing they ask us is how much it will cost, and of course our answer is always it depends. There…

Dr Leon Gershenfeld

Dr Leon Gershenfeld

We are sad to inform our patients that Leon passed away on Monday 16 February 2015 at the age of 45 after a courageous battle with cancer. Leon started at The Dental Practice in 1999 and was a full time associate dentist until 2012 he began a Master’s degree at…

Time to Lighten Up

happy smiling woman

Now that the weather is cooling down, many of us are indulging in hot coffee, tea, red wine and chocolate which has left many people’s smiles looking a bit darker than they would like. While there is a wide range of grocery store tooth whitening products on the market, many…

Child Dental Benefits Scheme

Child Dental Benefits Scheme

What is it? At the beginning of 2014, The Department of Human Services (Medicare) introduced the Child Dental Benefits Scheme which is a new child dental program that provides eligible children and teenagers aged 2 to 17 with up to $1,000, capped over two consecutive calendar years, for basic dental…

10 Tips For A Healthy Mouth

10 tips for a healthy mouth

The best way of keeping the cost of dentistry down is by prevention. Clean your teeth and mouth diligently every day with the right equipment and technique as suggested by your dental health providers. Eat sensibly, watching the amount of sugar and acidic foods. Visit a dental practice at least…

Dental Bone Grafting Procedure

Smiling older man

When you lose a tooth or multiple teeth there can be many consequences which you may not be aware of. Once a tooth is lost the bone that was supporting that tooth then begins to shrink as well as the gum. This can become a knock on effect where the…

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